Track and trace systems
ICR Identification System

Efficient sorting of objects at the highest conveyor speeds

Your Benefits

  • Throughput of more than 18,000 objects/h at conveyor speeds of up to 4.5 m/s
  • Conveyor belt widths of up to 1,600 mm are covered
  • High-resolution image quality (200 dpi) for the best read rates, OCR results, video coding and vision applications
  • Completely integrated code reading and vision solutions without requiring an additional PC/server
  • Monitoring option thanks to decentralized image archiving
  • Reduced shadow effects and minimal system footprint thanks to the 55° camera skew angle
  • Simplified and cost-efficient cabling due to Ethernet line network topology


Efficient sorting of objects at the highest conveyor speeds

The ICR (image-based code reader) track and trace system is the ideal identification solution for sorting processes at the highest conveyor speeds. The cubic and irregular shipping objects to be sorted are quickly and reliably identified while all common 1D/2D codes as well as postal codes are taken into account. The excellent image quality of the integrated camera also enables use in OCR, video coding and vision applications. The system can be used for thin conveyor widths as well as for widths of up to 1,600 mm and can be expanded to include products such as a volume measurement system.

At a glance
  • 8/12 k quad-line color sensor
  • Linux-based software platform
  • Ethernet-based code data transmission to the SIM2000 controller
  • Integrated computing power to support the latest vision applications
  • MTBF of 120,000 h

Additional functionalities

Reliable object verification

The 2D/3D Vision Solutions from SICK offer an additional functionality for any system with an ICR camera. The additional information about the object and label are collected directly within the camera, in parallel to code reading and image acquisition. This enables manual processes to be automated and ensures a reliable object verification in dynamic processes.

2D / 3D Vision Solutions – Additional functionality for track and trace systems

Hazmat Detection

Reliable detection of hazardous goods labels, regardless of label design.

Bag Box Classification Automatic detection of shipping bags and parcels for efficient sorting, regardless of shape, color and material.
Single Item Verification Verification of the singulation of cubic and irregular objects. The codes do not need to be visible.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Detection of printed label text in addition to code reading.

Controlled pre-sorting for sorting systems. Additional information for subsequent process steps.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview


    Courier, express, parcel, and postal

    Retail and warehousing

    Storage and conveyor

    Products by tasksCode reading
    Transport speed0 m/s ... 4.5 m/s
    Minimum object distance≥ 50 mm
    Read field width1,100 mm ... 1,600 mm
    Code types




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